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Executive Summary

Storytel AB (publ) provides audiobooks and e-books streaming services. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with high growth potential.

Share Price & News

How has Storytel's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: STORY B is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Swedish stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: STORY B's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.9%

STORY B

5.1%

SE Media

0.6%

SE Market


1 Year Return

77.2%

STORY B

50.4%

SE Media

17.1%

SE Market

Return vs Industry: STORY B exceeded the Swedish Media industry which returned 50% over the past year.

Return vs Market: STORY B exceeded the Swedish Market which returned 16.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

STORY BIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.9%5.1%0.6%
30 Day-4.3%17.8%8.0%
90 Day-12.0%8.1%8.3%
1 Year77.2%77.2%50.4%50.4%18.9%17.1%
3 Year199.3%199.3%138.7%136.5%41.5%26.2%
5 Year831.1%831.1%-24.9%-39.0%63.2%31.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Storytel's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

Is Storytel undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

10.44x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate STORY B's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate STORY B's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: STORY B is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the XE Media industry average.

PE vs Market: STORY B is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Swedish market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate STORY B's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: STORY B is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.4x) compared to the SE Media industry average (3.6x).


Next Steps

Future Growth

How is Storytel forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

62.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: STORY B is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: STORY B is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: STORY B's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: STORY B's revenue (24.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Swedish market (3.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: STORY B's revenue (24.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: STORY B's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (6%).


Next Steps

  • Explore growth companies in the Media industry.

Past Performance

How has Storytel performed over the past 5 years?

-56.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: STORY B is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: STORY B is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: STORY B is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 56.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare STORY B's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: STORY B is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (-5.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: STORY B has a negative Return on Equity (-15.79%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Next Steps

Financial Health

How is Storytel's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: STORY B's short term assets (SEK1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities (SEK557.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: STORY B's short term assets (SEK1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (SEK48.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: STORY B is debt free.

Reducing Debt: STORY B has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 5.9%.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: STORY B has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: STORY B has sufficient cash runway for 1.8 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 37% each year.


Next Steps

Dividend

What is Storytel current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate STORY B's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate STORY B's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if STORY B's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if STORY B's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of STORY B's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Swedish market.


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jonas Tellander (50 yo)

5.83yrs

Tenure

Mr. Jonas Tellander serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Storytel AB since 2015 and Director of Storytel AB since 2006. He is Founder of Storytel AB. Education/background: MSc in Electrical Engineer...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jonas Tellander
Founder5.83yrsno data7.85%
SEK 1.0b
Jörgen Gullbrandson
Interim Chief Financial Officer0.83yrno data0.0045%
SEK 603.3k
Marta Langeen
Chief Operating Officer3.83yrsno datano data
Mikael Holmquist
Interim Chief Technology Officer1.83yrsno datano data
Dan Panas
Head of Communications1.83yrsno datano data
Stefan Tegenfalk
Chief Development Officer & Head of Expansion2.83yrsno data0.39%
SEK 51.7m
Ingrid Bojner
Chief Commercial Officer2.83yrsno data0.049%
SEK 6.5m
Sofie Zettergren
Chief Financial Officer (Leave of Absence)0.75yrno data0.029%
SEK 3.8m
Daniel Bodner
Chief Technology Officer (Leave of Absence)no datano datano data
Martin Jonassen
Head of Intelligence3.83yrsno datano data
Lotten Skeppstedt
Head of Content2.83yrsno datano data
Anna Lundström-Gars
Head of Innovation1.83yrsno datano data

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

45yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: STORY B's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jonas Tellander
Founder5.83yrsno data7.85%
SEK 1.0b
Jonas Sjögren
Independent Director5.83yrsno data0.11%
SEK 14.7m
Nils Janse
Independent Director5.83yrsno data0.066%
SEK 8.8m
Rustan Panday
Chairman of the Board of Directors5.83yrsno data3.24%
SEK 431.9m
Helen Gillstedt
Independent Director1.5yrsno data0.0048%
SEK 639.3k
Stefan Blom
Independent Director0.50yrno datano data
Malin Holmberg
Independent Director0.50yrno datano data

5.8yrs

Average Tenure

50yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: STORY B's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: STORY B insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 11.4%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Storytel AB (publ)'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Storytel AB (publ)
  • Ticker: STORY B
  • Exchange: OM
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: kr13.318b
  • Shares outstanding: 62.53m
  • Website: https://www.storytel.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Storytel AB (publ)
  • Tryckerigatan 4
  • Stockholm
  • Stockholm County
  • 111 28
  • Sweden

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
STORY BOM (OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm)YesSeries B SharesSESEKAug 2015
0GBULSE (London Stock Exchange)YesSeries B SharesGBSEKAug 2015
DSTDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesSeries B SharesDEEURAug 2015
STRY.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesSeries B SharesUSUSDAug 2015

Biography

Storytel AB (publ) provides audiobooks and e-books streaming services. It operates in two segments, Streaming and Publishing. The company offers a subscription service for audio books and e-books under the...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/26 19:16
End of Day Share Price2020/11/26 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.